ERIC Number: ED205176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook of Library Ideas. (150 Innovative Practices for the Creative Librarian). PLUS: "Basic Characteristics of the Creative Librarian."
Shaffer, Dale E.
The sharing of new ideas for improving library services, a concern of every creative librarian, is the goal of this compilation of 156 novel and nontraditional approaches. The ideas are arranged alphabetically by key thought with a contents listing at the front of the handbook. Some are suitable for public libraries, some for school libraries, some for special libraries, and some for all types of libraries; their value depends upon the particular needs of the individual library and the patron being served. Most have been tried in a library somewhere and many remain in effect. Although complete details are not given, sufficient information is available to trigger action. A descriptive listing of 12 basic characteristics of the creative librarian is furnished in the introduction. (Author/RAA)
Descriptors: Creativity, Improvement Programs, Individual Characteristics, Innovation, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Services
Dale E. Shaffer, 437 Jennings Ave., Salem, OH 44460 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 082 798.